Sisodia Rani- Ka Bagh
Distance : 8km from Jaipur
on Agra Road
¤ Sisodia Rani-ka Bagh
About half a kilometer from Vidyadharji-ka Bagh is the lovely Sisodia
Rani-ka Bagh. The palace here was built by Sawai Jai Singh in 1722 for
his queen from Udaipur (of the Sisodia clan). The Sisodias of Udaipur
were a powerful and respected clan, and Jai Singh hoped to gain
greatly from this marital alliance. This was Jai Singh's second
marriage and was allowed only on the condition that the son born would
succeed the Jaipur throne. But the Sisodia princess was unhappy at the
City Palace in Jaipur because of constant intriguing against her.
Anxious for the safety of her son, she left the Jaipur palace to stay
in the peaceful Sisodia Palace that her husband built for her.
Her son, Madho Singh (I), grew up in the peaceful environs of this
place. Later he had to fight a battle with his stepbrother Ishwari
Singh to become the king of Jaipur. Anyway, the pristine Sisodia
Rani-ka Bagh is a multi-level garden and is lined with cascading
fountains and water channels.
The palace is equally beautiful with large bright murals adorning the
walls. Scenes from the Radha-Krishna legend, which Jai Singh was
particularly fond of, are prominent. Request the watchman to unlock
the palace to get a feel of the still overwhelming royal atmosphere.